A Town for Four Seasons...
Adaminaby and its smaller ‘sister’ townships of Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach are set among the rolling high plains in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains, with Kosciuszko National Park at their doorstep. At an elevation of over 1000 metres Adaminaby is truly a “town for four seasons”, with mild summers, autumns with clear blue skies and the brilliance of multi-coloured foliage, winters crisp with snowy days and spring with daffodils, apple and plum blossoms and new born lambs.
Lake Eucumbene have a rich history, from the first inhabitants, the Aborigines
who moved through the mountains in the summer months, to the first European
settlers with their livestock seeking sweet
high country pastures, the Gold Rush at Kiandra which brought fossickers seeking
a fortune and the timber getters who helped build the townships.
Lake Eucumbene are also synonymous with the Snowy Mountains Scheme, with the
very first stone being turned in 1949 for the creation of Australia’s largest
hydro-electric and irrigation scheme. Claimed as the birthplace of Australia’s
multi-culturalism, the Snowy Hydro Scheme employed 100,000 people from many
nations and saw the town of Adaminaby “moved” 9km to its present site, with
the ensuing dislocation of families and friends.
In the present
day, Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene are locales that offer both residents and
visitors alike a range of lifestyle and recreational pursuits. These include
horse riding, fishing, bush walking and, snow sports, located in the spectacular
Snowy Mountains environment.